Ballet may be a safe haven for autistic dancers like myself.
The ballet teacher remarked, "Watch your thumbs," and I looked down at my left thumb, which was in second place.
After a few moments, I realized she was implying that I tuck my thumb into my palm.
I have a habit of taking things literally.
I was diagnosed with autism a few months ago, at age 25, but I’ve been autistic my whole life. In many ways ballet class has been a safe place for me, even before I knew why I craved routine, environments with explicit rules, and social situations that don’t necessitate talking.
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